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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:50 pm | Updated: 8:15 pm, Fri Jun 28, 2013.

A meteorologist says New Mexico is dealing with conditions not seen for more than a century as the state grapples with a choking drought.

“New Mexico continues to forge into uncharted territory,” said Mark Svoboda, this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor author. Based on average precipitation records dating back to 1895 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, the state has experienced its driest 12 months on record. The last 24-month period was the second driest on record.

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